The penalties of a felony conviction do not end once you have completed your jail sentence or paid restitution. Being saddled with a felony conviction can cost you your right to own a firearm, keep professional licenses that you earned pre-conviction, or apply for certain kinds of housing. This type of mark on your criminal…

If you are convicted of a crime, the consequences of the conviction go far beyond jail time. Even if you are able to get probation or a moderate fine, having a conviction (especially for a felony) can limit you for the rest of your life. You may be barred from holding certain jobs, living in…

If you have been convicted of a crime, your can act to restore the rights that you have just lost. How? By requesting a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities. You can do this as early as at your sentencing if you take the proper steps to apply for this certificate. The Certificate can make you…

Property crimes are not talked about as often as drug crimes or violent crimes, but know that the State of New York considers them serious offenses. Damaging someone’s property – especially property that is worth thousands of dollars – can actually put you behind bars for longer than some less serious drug or violent crimes….

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